Opinion Archives
Feb. 18, 2018

Scandals and lies are defining the Trump administration

Major news outlets are reporting that the White House is lying when it comes to the Porter scandal — and yet, if we’ve learned anything about this administration, it’s that little to nothing will be done about it

Feb. 14, 2018

President Trump’s sh-thole comments go against American values

Trump’s disregard for other countries will forever change how the U.S. is perceived by the rest of the world.

Feb. 12, 2018

Missouri’s 97th District swings to the left

The Democratic win in the Missouri House of Representatives’ special election points to a leftist wave ahead of the midterm elections.

Feb. 12, 2018

America should stand with the Kurds against the Middle East’s rogue regimes

In the Middle East, America must choose between the long-oppressed Kurds and pariah states.

Feb. 12, 2018

The trend of prosecuting sexual predators for their crimes needs to continue

The recent action being taken against prominent societal figures after years of abuse is important and needs to continue in order to set the new norm.

Feb. 12, 2018

Should the U.S. bring back military parades?

Anything that will show our support and respect to the men and women who fight for us in the military seems like a good idea. However, there might be better ways to spend the money it would cost for a parade while still supporting our troops.

Feb. 11, 2018

156 women shouldn’t have had to stand in court to testify against a trusted doctor

Something needs to be done to prevent acts of evil such as those of Larry Nassar.

Feb. 08, 2018

The U.S. is still failing the most innocent of its citizens

The Senate rejected a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks even though it has been confirmed that these unborn children can feel pain during the procedure.

Feb. 07, 2018

Misogyny is alive and well and it’s running for US Senate

Courtland Sykes’ comments on women’s rights are indescribably misogynistic.

Feb. 07, 2018

West Africans attempt to escape poverty only to be sucked into Libyan slave trade

European leaders know their actions are perpetuating the slave trade in Libya, and they have no problem with it.

Feb. 07, 2018

It’s time for Americans to approach NFL protests with understanding of opposition’s point of view

Hyperbolic rhetoric and a lack of nuance have divided Americans on the NFL protests.

Feb. 06, 2018

Why excusing hate speech is dangerous

Attacks on innocent Americans should never be tolerable in this country, yet the number of hate-related incidents only continues to rise.

Jan. 31, 2018

Gov. Greitens’ continued budget cuts to higher education are alarming

The proposed budget cuts to higher education by Gov. Greitens for the second year in a row are irrational and harmful to Missouri institutions as a whole.

Jan. 30, 2018

We’re not finished with activism yet

To be an activist, you have to be committed to your cause.

Jan. 30, 2018

The new tax bill allows people to keep more of their own money

The tax reform bill passed by congressional Republicans and President Trump has been a success and is providing cuts for millions of Americans despite the connotation that it would only help the rich.

Jan. 30, 2018

Pakistan has long been one of America’s more burdensome allies; it’s time to end the partnership

For too long, Pakistan has abused its relationship with the U.S., and it’s about time an American president takes note.

Jan. 23, 2018

The American way of war is having your cake and eating it too

U.S. foreign military interventions done in the name of democracy should not result in an increase in foreign anarchy.

Jan. 23, 2018

Is President Trump really a racist?

President Trump’s comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries have been slammed as blatantly racist, but there is more to the comments than face value suggests.

Jan. 23, 2018

Greitens’ inexcusable actions bring other issues to light

Greitens’ inexcusable actions bring other issues to light

Jan. 23, 2018

CHIP and DACA are used as bargaining tools while Congress squabbles over who to blame for the shutdown

Sick children and undocumented immigrants get dragged into a political war to fund the government.

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